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Applying the right makeup to the right areas of your face can make a huge difference in how your makeup turns out. Makeup in the right places can help define your face and ensure that it looks natural. You might think that you already know all there is to know about applying makeup to the right places on your face; blush goes on your cheeks, lipstick stays on your lips, etc. However, putting makeup in the right places is actually much more complicated than these standards that most makeup wearers know.

Face makeup Chart

Face makeup Chart

Read on to learn how to make sure you’re putting the correct makeup exactly where it needs to go to achieve a flawless and balanced face.

1. Study Your Face Without Makeup

Makeup Tips

The primary purpose of makeup is to accentuate and enhance the features you already have, not paste new features on top of yours. One of the best ways to learn where to apply makeup to your face is to look at your face without any makeup on at all.

Start with a clean, dry face and stand in front of a mirror. It’s best to use a mirror that allows you to see your face from multiple different angles. Natural light is also important for this process because you want to be able to determine how your face looks in the lighting that is most similar to the lighting of the environment you’ll be in throughout the day. If you have nothing but synthetic light available, open a window or take your handheld mirror outside for best results.

As you look at your face in the mirror, pay attention to the coloring of your skin. Make a mental note of where your cheeks are naturally rosy and where your cheekbones dip inward to create darker shadows on your skin. Turn your head from side to side and study where the light naturally hits your face and where your skin remains shrouded in shadow, like on the sides of your nose or the edges of your forehead. Take a mental note of all of the things you notice about where your face is illuminated, dark, and colored when you’re not wearing any makeup at all. Then, the next time you apply makeup, enhance your natural features by putting blush over your natural rosiness and adding highlighter and contour to the areas that are naturally illuminated and shadowed.

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